Sonnet Technologies Inc. on Thursday introduced its new
Tempo-X SATA 4+4 8-port Serial ATA PCI-X host controller card, which the company said will be available on Dec. 6 for US$199.95. The card offers four internal and four external Serial ATA ports, with the ability to group multiple drives into a RAID 0 array. 48-bit LBA support allows users to employ drives larger than 137GB and the card’s firmware is upgradeable. The Tempo-X card ships with two 22-inch internal SATA cables and two legacy-to-SATA power cable adapters. Mac OS X v10.2 is required.